Why is it that we church people are so interested in everything else in life except for God???? I know, you are giving me hundreds of reasons. Some of you are really shouting reasons at me now. Whoa! Slow down. Every one of us has an excuse: "The preacher didn't shake my hand. So-in-so- hurt my feelings cause...We wanted blue carpet instead of green.....I give big money into that church and they ought to......when this happened in my life, no one called me or no one helped me" and the list goes on and on and on and on...
You see, I have certainly been GOING to church for a long time and have used some of those excuses myself at times. But it doesn't explain the WHY we have not allowed the Holy Spirit to overflow in our life. It doesn't explain why we have left God out of our life, and walked away from him. You say, "I'm still a Christian." He says: "Prove it." You see it is not what we SAY. It about what we DO! Actions truly speak LOUDER than WORDS!
My heavenly Father is looking for a new breed of Christian. One who is not captivated by the things of this world; One who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; One who is not controlled by their DESIRES; but One who is CAPTIVATED by the Spirit of Christ to a lost and dying world.
Our life should be re-evaluated by the Spirit of Christ when we care more about how we appear to other people; When we are more interested in activities, sports, looks, social status, and pursuits of the things that draw us AWAY from Christ.
"O Father, please forgive me where and when I have failed you. You have given us all things in this life to enjoy, but when they become more important than YOU and your WORK, then they have become our IDOLS to worship. Help me get rid of every weight and sin that takes me away from You, Your People, the body of Christ, and purge my heart of every impurity in the precious name of your Son, Yeshua (Jesus). Amein!